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CNN
Dec 9, 2012 2:00pm PST
quote and president obama were meeting so we hope there will be a resolution by the end of the year, and when we do have that resolution, because we still don't know what the ramifications what the impact is going to be to that small business owner, so i would recommend a wait and see approach to see what happens with washington. eventually, moving forward, it is going to hit everybody, i can definitely sense some frustration from everybody on the screen today, we really hope that is resolution, hopefully washington is listening. >> okay, todd, everybody out there's been tweeting their questions to me. what's your question, if you want to go ahead and tweet, allisoncossack, todd is going to be sticking around to answer those questions. volution and switch to olay pro-x. get cleansing results as effective as a $200 system. guaranteed or your money back. olay pro-x.
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2012 5:00am PST
programs in ten years and $1.2 trillion in cuts through a sequester. wednesday, president obama seemed to set another red line, a business round table who warned against the repeat of last year's debacle. >> i want to send a clear message. we are not going to play the game next year. if congress suggests they are going to tie negotiations to debt ceiling votes and take us to the brink of default, once again, as part of a budget negotiation, which by the way, we have never done in our history until we did it last year, i will not play that game. because we have to break that habit before it starts. >> so, "the washington post" made a point friday saying you have two tracks here. you have the public posturing, comments like that from obama and boehner. you have inside washington, behind closed doors, he thinks the foundation of a deal may be shaping upright now. what he laid out, ezra is reliable because he's plugged into the administration. he laid out a deal where republicans give in on the tax rates but not the 39.6%. maybe the 37%, about half way in exchange for that. he's saying whi
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2012 8:00am EST
. sort of like barack obama this year. it works on mysterious issues, too. amazing when you think about it. in 2004, it treated like a fringe concept. a massachusetts state supreme court ruling, there wasn't much of a debate. nbc news/wall street journal polling 63 tkt to 3%. bush played up the devotion to traditional marriage. democrats mostly just tried to ignore the whole thing hoping it would go away. you probably remember what it was like when bush won. value voters were the majority. america was a fundamentally conservative country. anyone who didn't support this would have to deal with it. all of this happened just eight years ago. feels more distant after what played out this year in 2012. the incumbent president endorsed marriage equality. gay marriage started winning at the ballot box. 4 for 4 last month. polls show plurality and outright majority for gay marriage. it's not slowing the transformation of gay marriage. it's been rapid and profound. it's hard to think of a single issue. they have shifted in such a short period of time. one of the people is author dan savage. he's
FOX Business
Dec 8, 2012 9:00pm EST
: appreciate it. edward tweeted us to say for s years, six years, obama said the bush tax cuts are bad, drop bush's name, and, now, the tax cuts are good. how can this be? it's interesting, isn't it? that's all for us. have a great weekend. we'll see you monday. good night from new he said the. 40 years back. what are we now? 9:00 p.m. sunday. fox news. relive the dream dream again. >> the federal government will conduct a national test of the emergen alert system. >> you cannot avoid it. it is everywhere. john: does it make you feel safe the government spent 40 years studying the assault assault -- soap. do we need government to protect workers? >> absolutely. next? -- question. [laughter] >> good intentions and gone wrong. that is e show. tonight. john: politians claimed they make life better to pass laws. they have good intentions but we should not judge by intention. politicians good intentions go wrong. work regulation. companies are not greedy they don't care about their workers but seems reasonable government has tprotect them. almost everybody agrees. >> they should be protected. def
PBS
Dec 9, 2012 3:00pm PST
party made the last two years is trying to make obama the issue without sharing with america bold reform ideas that get people inspired to get behind us. >> that is south carolina republican jim demint, who has decided to leave the senate to head the heritage foundation, the conservative think tank. why is evening, mar -- why is he is leaving, mark? >> jim demint is a movement guy. not a legislator like fritz hollings who represents the state for generations. he has been a movement by. you see the movement in primaries that republicans lost where they should of one the general election, whether it was delaware, or supporting marco rubio early against charlie crist. the other unwritten stories that you have two major conservative figures leaving this week. you had big armey leaving freedomworks, a very conservative outfit aligned with the tea party, and getting, get this, and $8 million buyout. jim demint has a net worth -- average of $41,000. he is going to institution that pays its chief executive more than $1 million. armey-demint -- if the congregationalist. they came to do good and t
ABC
Dec 9, 2012 9:00am EST
. ♪ ♪ >> one of the mistakes the republan party made the last two years is trying to make obama the issue without shaharing with america bold reform i ideas that get people inspired. >> south carolina republican jim demint, who has decided to leave the senate to head the heritage fofoundation the conservative think tank. why is seen leaving mar -- is he leaving mark? >>im demint is a movement guy, not a legislator l like fritz hollings or strom thurmond who comes for generations and work his will through the legislative process. he has been a movement guy.y. you can see the movement in primaries repubcans lost where they could have one of the general election, orn, supporting marco rubio early against charlie crist. the other hd written story is that you have two majo conservative figures leaving this week. you had dick armey leaving freedomworks, a very conservative outfit aligned with the tea party, and getting an $8 million buyouout. jim demint has gone fr the fourth poorest man in the senate's an institution, the heritage foundation, and more than $1 million. armey-demint --- they are
FOX Business
Dec 9, 2012 4:00am EST
the house. than last year. there is one tree dedicate just to the obama family dog, bo. of course 100 pound gingerbread house has working chan dell leers. with the country inudget crisis and many in the northeast not able to get a christmas tree this year thanks to sandy, you would think they would tone it down a little bit. that's what i think. we want to know what you think. does thehite house need 54 christmas trees? log on to gerriwillis.com and vote on the right-hand side of the screen. i will announce thee results at end of the show. with all the talk about the white house christmas tree and rockefeller christmas tree you would think they're the biggest and brightest around but they are not. here are the top five tallest christmas trees in the country. number five, the mayor's christmas tree in kansas city, missouri. 100 foot tall tree in the city. not bought but grown by the mayor himself. way to go. number four, the christmas tree at the grove in los angeles. they may not have a white christmas but they certainly have the spirit thanks to 110 foot white fir adorned with 10,000 light
FOX News
Dec 9, 2012 7:00am PST
in the past two years, we've applied a considerable influence inartfully. the obama administration vacillated back and forth on what the policy was on whether to get rid of mubarak. even behind the scenes i don't think we've applied sufficient pressure on the military. the key leverage we have that the administration has is the threat to withhold funding. i must say if they don't get the message in the military from that, congress, when it comes back into session after the first of the year, i think is going to take a very close look at that. if the military wants to continue american assistance they should listen to the administration. that is to say if the administration is talking to them and not supporting morsi for his role in things like the hamas-israel cease-fire which was announced the day before morsi announced his decree. >> they did that the day after sitting down with with secretary of state hillary clinton. >> he clearly, morsi clearly felt emboldened to take that step. what president obama in six telephone conversation with president morsi before the cease-fire, as you said sec
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2012 6:00am EST
about obama having learned from the thirst four years and no longer negotiating. -- from the first four years and no longer negotiating. the crumbs are not enough anymore. are you guys going to go for more crumbs? >> all of these folks on this panel represent the progressive community. we can open up. >> i cannot speak on behalf of the progressive community. i cannot speak on behalf of the press corps. i can speak on behalf of myself. i do not do what you do if you are pests off. you can write about these things and -- i do not know what you do if you are pissed off. i am not optimistic about the next four years. the primary lever is reelection. the reelection leverage point proved to be not terribly effective. keeping the administration moving toward some of this goes on transport and -- transparency is why i am not optimistic about a week yourself tools. there is a lot of frustration on the part of the -- that is why i am not optimistic about a weaker sets of tools. there is a lot of doubt among reporters that they will see any forward progress. you have a president who clearly enjoys
CNN
Dec 8, 2012 4:00pm PST
the feds can go after that too. president obama also said earlier this year that we're not going to be legalizing weed anytime soon. joe johns, cnn, washington. >> joe, thank you very much. >>> egypt's president is trying to diffuse the biggest crisis he's faced. about an hour ago, mohamed morsi canceled a decree giving him sweeping powers which ignited furious demonstrations. reza sayah joins me now from cairo with more on that. reza, is it enough, will the protesters go home or is this about more than the decree. >> reporter: for some protesters, for some opposition leaders, it is not enough, don. the president made a move tonight and he could argue that this move is a concession made to the opposition. some members of the opposition already rejecting that argument. let's explain to you some background and explain to you what happened tonight. there was two red button issues that really angered and outraged the opposition. one were those controversial decrees announced by the president last month that gave them additional powers, made him immune from the judiciary until the par
FOX News
Dec 9, 2012 12:00pm PST
greece or italy? twenty years? i don't know. this trendline is bad. happening under bush and obama. it does not work. john: good intentions and that go bad. clean energy's. >> solyndra. the tip of the a's spurred. dozens of companies go bad. the story behind the story. campaign contributors contributors, interest free loans from the government, distorting capital, it means resources are being used less productively and workers get lower wages and it adds up to the bad situation. john: president bush says it to oklahoma you take care of things it is good for the economy. >> collor you create a housing bubble. those people were the ones that had to walk out onto the plank then we all fall into the shark infested waters 87 tax credits. >> sounds great. but from the tax code in 1913 only 14 pages we have warped into the 702000 page monster. more than 1,000 different forms to download. nobody understands. h&r block loves it but it is a news around the neck of the american economy. every page has something in it that sounds good but look what it adds up to 27 spending. the welfare state.
CBS
Dec 9, 2012 6:00pm EST
's profits are treated as income, that puts them over 250,000 a year. the level where president obama wants taxes to go up. >> i'm supposedly a risk guy. i don't think so. i think we ought to pay our share. but that could have a significant impact to the point that i may have to lay off one or two more people. >> the financial impact of the affordable health care act is also a question mark as the plan slowly phases in. >> i believe in families and support and the employeesment but again it's a big unknown. we have looked at whether it might just be beneficial to cancel insurance and pay the penalties. >> like any military man, hudson is running every scenario to stay in business. >> it's really sad, isn't it? >> and we've got to fight our own system to survive. >> an attitude shared by many small entrepreneurs as they wait and watch. >> randall pinkston, cbs news, new york. >> jeff: back overseas south africa's former president nelson mandela remains in the hospital tonight. and as mark phillips reports 9 entire country is holding its breath. >> when the much respected man seens a the savi
KRON
Dec 8, 2012 11:00pm PST
to worsen that vice president nicolas maduro would take over. the 58-year-old president said tests show the return of malignant cells in the pelvic area where the tumors were first removed. >> in 44 days, president obama will be sworn in for his second term in office. and as he continues the job he started four years ago, he'll likely be surrounded by some fresh new faces. emily schmidt looks at some of the people who may make up the president's new cabinet. >> a late november white house photo-op. >> this is a wonderful opportunity for me to meet with my full cabinet. >> .may be the last glimpse of this picture. an imminent cabinet shuffle is expected. >> the president has a lot of very very good people to choose from but he wants to put together a team especially in international affairs. a team overall, that going into a second term doesn't look like a second team. it does not look like a group of second stringers. >> the likely short-list to succeed secretary of state hillary clinton is already politically charged. susan rice--the us ambassador to the united nations--is thought to b
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2012 6:00pm EST
governor races in new jersey and virginia. obviously in 2009, after president obama's first victory the losses in those two states was a pretty big temp bar ressment to the democratic party. how you thinking of those two races going into next year. chris christie has high approval ratings i don't know if that is going to turn off democrats in running against him. also, what you think of the race in virginia? >> well, you know let's talk about the record here if a second so the viewing audyens knows what is going on here. coming out of the last election there were 11 contested races across the nation for governor. democratic governors won eight of the 11. there were lots of stories how democrats are going to lose those races. we won to races that the press did not expect us to win. we won in new mexico with maggie hassan. we won in montana with steve bullock. he was a real leader, a real job creator, he is going to do great things in montana. we won in washington state with jay insl e! news who has been focused on economic development. we won there in a tight race. we come into this
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2012 12:00pm PST
campaign. with obama in the white house for another four years, republicans are looking for something much smaller. even a down payment on medicare. that they can still call victory. is that enough on entitlements, ed o'keefe? >> it might be in the short-term. i agree with a.b. and i agree with erskine bowles that eventually there's going to be longer-term discussions about this if they want to get serious about budget cuts. >>> this is is a president who has an appetite for spending cuts. he has talked about it throughout his presidency. he hasn't had a chance just yet. this may be his opportunity to do so and say look, i got taxes, but i also gave you spending cuts and we got serious about fixing this problem. if can he do that, i think he himself could declare victory. the question is whether more liberal members of the house and even of the senate, would go along with some kind of plan and that's why i think republicans may be right. minimal changes for now. probably a good thing. whether or not it happens long-term remains to be seen. >> a.b. stoddard of the hill, ed o'keefe from the
PBS
Dec 9, 2012 3:30pm PST
. number five, obama wants new stimulus money, the g.o.p. says no. >> okay, which one, what do you want me to address? >> i want to know whether those are all resolvable before the new year? >> yes, this re resolvable. on the debt limit, it was a republican idea when president bush was in the power to raise the debt limit, which is to pay bills that have already been accrued, and that the congress could override it. the congress could object. and mitch mcconnell put that bill forward on the floor this week, thinking he was going to embarrass democratic leader reed, and reed said let's go ahead and vote. it and so then mcconnell filibustered his own bill because he got afraid the democrats had the votes for it. so that's the kind of maneuvering that is going on. childish. >> yes, childish. very childish. former republican majority leader trent lott told cnn's anderson cooper how he had a working relationship with his democratic counterpart tom daschle. the two did something called compromise. a concept that facilitates law foreign in today's congress. watch. >> i had a red phone where when
FOX Business
Dec 9, 2012 9:00am EST
milli more people on food stamps than four years ago. >> the sry thing to me, it is building over the last decade. we can talk about it as a phenom nan of the recession. but under president bush and president obama, we have seen a rise in the food stamp program, it is so large it is supporting a large bureaucracy that wants to fuel the growth. four billion in administrative costs. they don't want to lose their jobs either. victoriarings up a point. there is it a industry of bureaucracy that is created around all of these poverty programs. not just food stamps. if you add up all of the poverty programs excluding social security. it comes up to $22000 for every poor person in america. why not just get rid of the bureaucracy and cut them a check. >> we could have a great ide and debate. going back to food stamps and the idea of government promoting that. we have a farm bill that proposes four billion in cuts to the food stamp and the agricultural committee chair woman said they would be more open to cutting back more. >> rich, i see all of the advertising of the government to put peo
FOX Business
Dec 9, 2012 1:00am EST
of the nation and the treasury, that's the goal here, should be trying to close the loops in one year then we'll have a very high unemployment rate. if some tax increases to julian's point, only mild increases in unemployment rate. >> brenda: julian? >> lock, tok, the point was thaf obama was reelected, it was tank. when obama took office, everyone said the stimulus wod fail. 2.7. >> wh? >> 2.7 gdp right now, so gdp is probably. >> brenda. >> between positive 11, positive 12 swing. everyone keeps talking how the obama plan isn't going to work and it isn't going to work and the data seems to show the difference, which is to president clinton'point if you want to live like a republican, vote for a democrat, they'll give you better economics. >> brenda: gary b, go ahead. give your best. >> well, you know, julian's very good at raising the straw man. i don't recall everyone saying the market was going to tank if obama was reelected. to sate that oh, it didn't tank, that's kind of silly. the other thing, every time the tax rate habeenried to stick it to the rich. 91% tax rates during fdr years and
FOX News
Dec 9, 2012 3:00am PST
for joining us from michigan. >> mike: and barack obama promised to ground zero workers, two years later haven't seen it. >> clayton: you've heard of helicopter parents. are pet owners now protecting their pooches too much? some adoption agencies requiring you to guard your own dog. ♪ ♪ instructions ? shouldn't something that's truly advanced, not need much explanation at all ? with the nokia lumia 822 on verizon, there's not much to learn because it's powered by windows... to let you do more than you ever imagined on your smartphone. exclusively with data sense-- a feature that makes the most of your plan. only on verizon. ♪ >> button up my coat for inside the numbers. how many stressed sea turtles were flown, 35 of them. the cold waters, i'm sorry, giving them hypothermia. hey that, would make me stressed. next, two, how many times this guy was arrested this week for stealing the same car. does he have a soul patch or something else? california cops say he had a bentley parked outside of the same house, smart move. finally, $30,000 how much you'll have to bid for luke skywalker'
FOX News
Dec 9, 2012 1:00pm PST
the tax rates on wealthy yes, sir americans. >> there are growing calls for action nearly two years since president obama signed a 9/11 compensation act. it set aside $3 billion for people that got sick or injured during the ground zero attacks. to date, ground zero workers have not received a dime. $875 million was to be distributed in the first five years and the rest in 2016. >> heather: a big blow to al-qaeda after second in command is killed in a drone strike. pakistani intelligence officials said he was killed in pakistan's tribal region last week. he had appeared in videos released and was presented as a religious scholar for the group. officials say that he was promoted to second in command earlier this year. >> gregg: a daring rescue of an american doctor who was abducted by the taliban in afghanistan. u.s. and afghan forces working together in the pre-dawn raid launching the critical mission as soon as intelligence showed the doctor was in grave danger. peter doocy reporting from washington. >> taliban insurgents held the doctor captive in the mountains of afghanistan 50 miles f
FOX News
Dec 9, 2012 3:00pm PST
. >> before the end of the year. >> yes, before christmas. then pass perhaps a second piece of legislation as a fallback if the senate doesn't accept the better piece. it makes accommodations to president obama and allows a hike up to 37% for millionaires. obama has a extreme position. 4% on every family making $250,000 or more. there are a a lot of upper middle class families that don't think they're wealthy if they're paying college tuition making more than $250,000 and less than 750 or a million. there's a tax increase going into effect for those families in obamacare, 1% increase on income and a big 3% increase surcharge on investments. so republicans can say best case, no tax increase, we'll also give you a responsible modest increase so you can satisfy yourself, president obama, that we're increasing taxes on millionaires, not families making $60,000 a year. republicans would save families from a worse tax increase then you can have spending and entitlements fights next year. there will be a debt ceiling issue, still the continuing resolution for funding the government. it's not as i
FOX News
Dec 8, 2012 7:00pm PST
for writing off the black vogt by writing off turf outsnubs andover whelming numbers for president obama. not because of fraud that may have taken place. it was much more because the republican party completely, in this election cycle completely wrote off. >> you can help me out here? my mom is 93 years old. she is proud of voting. she doesn't drive anymore. she has no photo i.d. what's she going to do? >> one is in kansas if you are 65 years or older she can use expired. she can using that expired license from the 1960's if she has got it. if she is permanently disabled we have a special category for disabled voters who can't get to it a state office to get a free photo i.d. niger is right we provide a free photo i.d. to anyone who says i don't have a photo i.d. make sure no one else is fraudly claim to be multiplicity of part-time geraldo her her got to leave it there up nixz you will hear from the donald on whether he has any regress regarding the election. we'll be right back. d now, i'm on a bayer aspirin regimen. [ male announcer ] be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2012 10:00am EST
and virginia. after president obama's first victory, those two states where a pretty big embarrassment to the democratic party. how are you thinking of those going into next year? chris christie has pretty high approval ratings. i do not know if you think that will turn of democrats who want ran against him. also, what do you think of the race in virginia? >> less talk about the record so the viewing audience knows. there were 11 contested races for governor across the nation. democratic governors won eight of the 11. there were lots of stories about how democrats were going to lose. we won them. we won races that the press did not expect us to win. we won new hampshire. won in montana. he is going to do great things in the great state of montana. we won in washington state. he has been focused on economic development. we won there in a tight race. we come here with an association that is well organized and understand how to win even when we have less resources and our friends. having said that, none could 2014 -- in 2014 will be huge. in 2013 there too big races. we're very optimistic
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2012 4:00am PST
moustache of 40 years if we lose any of those three states. >> that's right, our old friend and obama advisor david axelrod was so confident obama would win pennsylvania, michigan and pennsylvania he bet his own moustache. obama won those states and he soon turned the bet with joe scarborough to raise money kind the stalash the stash. it's to earn money for epilepsy. thanks to joe and mika, they earned the money and here's joe today. >> i've been staring at it for 40 years, i was up all night to be honest. it's a little unsettling. >> here you can see side by side, before and after footage. what do you think? that's "hardball" for now. coming up next. your businessicity j.j. ra that's truly advanced, not need much explanation at all ? with the nokia lumia 822 on verizon, there's not much to learn because it's powered by windows... to let you do more than you ever imagined on your smartphone. exclusively with data sense-- a feature that makes the most of your plan. only on verizon. clusters of pustules, pimples. i had this shingle rash right next to my spine. the soreness was excruciat
CNN
Dec 9, 2012 12:00pm PST
at the year that was. year that was. "your $$$$$" starts right now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> congratulations, washington, you achieved nothing this week. this is "your $$$$$." last week, president obama's offer to avoid the fiscal cliff was laughed at by republicans. this week, the gop countererred. extend the bush tax cuts to everyone, including the rich. revenue, cost savings, cutting, whatever you want to call it from vague areas such as closing, special interest loopholes and deductions, savings from health care and cuts in discretionary spending. other than that, no specifics. president obama wasn't feeling it. he said the gop must agree to one thing to get anywhere close do a deal. >>. >> wee going to have to see the rates on the top 2% go up and we're not going to be able to get a deal without it. >> speaker boehner fired back. >> this week, we made a good faith offer to avert the fiscal crisis. now, we need a response from the white house. we can't sit here and negotiate with ourselves. >> so, here we are, just over three weeks from going over the fiscal
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2012 2:00pm EST
in afghanistan and the very same terrain president obama's troops unfolded in the last couple years. in my history book on the search and examination i start back in the 1940s in his remarkable. of american assistance to afghanistan, a period of up to my son when we built this town they are at the afghans called little america complete with coed high school was spent together come a clubhouse we could get a chin in tonic. it was a period of great promise for americans in afghanistan's. i use it as the opening for the book that talks about the great hope and tragedy of our war in afghanistan today. >> does little america still exists? >> it does. it's the capital of helmand promise. the suburban style homes come away stucco walls have now been told over. there's no more swimming pool and it's not quite as safe as they please as it was six ago unfortunately. >> now, for americans, six decades as a long time. for the afghan community come it's not such a law. period >> afghans to remember this period. i remember traveling through helmand province in 2009 an old afghan man came up and asked me
FOX Business
Dec 8, 2012 8:00pm EST
. president obama remains insistent that republicans yields to his ultimatum that he be allowed to raise taxes on those making more than $250,000 a year. republics for their part insist that the president gets serious about cuttng spending in order to reduce trillion doll deficits and a national debt that is now mind-boggling league not -- monotonous. house minority leader disrees vehemently with the speaker on how to reduce deficits and debt. today she offered a paradoxical statement on fiscal policy that wod make both casey stiegel and yogi berra proud. the nation now just 24 days away from $600 billion of spending cuts and tax increases that will automatically kicked in. and pelosi has so wise words for washington. please listen trror. >> this is a moment of truth. the clock is ticking. christmas is coming. the goose is getting fat. in many homes across america it is very, very lean times. you cannot cut your way to deficit reduction. lou: that's rigt. pelosi says we cannot get our way to deficit reduction. listen to the top democrat in the house of representatives, the former speaker of th
FOX News
Dec 9, 2012 11:00am PST
increase, we'll also give you a responsible modest increase so you can satisfy yourself, president obama, that we're increasing taxes on millionaires, not families making $60,000 a year. republicans would save families from a worse tax increase then you can have spending and entitlements fights next year. there will be a debt ceiling issue, still the continuing resolution for funding the government. it's not as if everything's' solved this month. >> kirsten? you seem similarly unimpressed by the scenario. >> as she so often i say, i have to say. >> the deal that seems to be on the table is the 37% rate. >> chris: let's -- the top tax rate is 35%. if the bush tax cuts lapse it goes to 39.6%, the rate under bill clinton. some say go to 37%. >> that's the deal that obama says he would come down to, 37. the republicans say raise medicare eligibility. the left is completing freaking out over raising medicare eligibility and the right is freaking out about the tax rates. so they have to decide. the administration is clear that the tax rates have to go up. obama has given in on this before and
NBC
Dec 9, 2012 8:00am EST
to do. >> unemployment rate came out this week, the lowest of president obama's presidency, a new poll from quinnipiac shows him at a three-year high in his approval rating. how much did those numbers play into his negotiating position? >> i think they play a lot. there's a reason why the president says sure we'll go over the cliff, this is what we're going to do and he goes right to the public. there's bad blood from last summer still in terms of how these two guys negotiate mind the scenes. secondly the president is also saying to his base i'm going to go out there and i'll be tough because i've won the election, i've got people behind me, there's popular support for tax increases and i think he takes that and uses that right now. believe me, republicans get it. they see this as numbers, they understand the impact of the election. they get that, and i think that's why they're willing to deal. >> all of this will be front and center on "meet the press." who do you have coming up? >> senator dick durbin and representative kevin mccarthy, hopefully we'll get a clearer picture beyond wha
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2012 9:00am PST
%, does it give the republicans the leverage they need after the new year? >> yeah. we are still going to have the fight over the debt ceiling. obama would love to take it off the table now. there's no way republicans are going to give that up. it's a crucial piece of leverage than the tax rates. as we saw a year and a half ago, that is really sort of putting the basic fiscal health of the country at risk. a lot of republicans are looking at that saying this is a much better chance to get the big changes on entitlements we would like to find. >> andy, i ask this to both of you, eleanor, too. i'll start with eleanor. what are the chances that game is not going to get tied into this? the president was very specific when he gave the speech to the business round table this week talking about the fact this is not a game he's looking to play once again. what are the odds that will not be involved? >> the odds are it will not be involved. the president has important allies this time, that's the business community. the republican party has been the party of business, you know, big business, sm
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